Application for and the resulting grave
marker for Pvt Cecil W. Bledsoe in Section D Row 11 of the
Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton (Carroll county), Georgia.
Pvt Bledsoe was known as "Lefty", a reference to his
pitching style on the mound when he was on the team known as the Flying
Robins of the Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base. They were
frequently dueling against the 508th team.
Oddly enough, Bledsoe was transferred to Service Company
from Hq Field Force Replacement Depot No. 19 on 27 May 1944. He
was subsequently transferred to Company H.
Pvt Bledsoe was killed in action on 24
September 1944 and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and
the Purple Heart.